Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to providing an inclusive, respectful and considerate community for everyone who works for and alongside the Rights Lab. We expect our staff members to act in accordance with the Nolan Principles and the University of Nottingham’s inclusive values, and our aim is to embed a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) that makes the Rights Lab a safe, happy, inclusive and diverse place to study and work – for everyone.

The University and the Rights Lab approach to equality, diversity and inclusion builds on the Equality Act 2010 to ensure freedom from discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, sex, religious, spiritual or political beliefs, age, caring responsibilities, pregnancy and maternity, parental status,  socio-economic background,  temporary impairment and neurodiversity. All University Schools and Faculties are striving  to achieve gender equality recognition through the Athena SWAN Charter, the University is working towards Race Equality Charter bronze status, and the University is proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion aiming to embed LGBTQ+ inclusion. The EDI strategic approach of the University and the Rights Lab is inclusive of transgender individuals and free from the binary notion of gender. More information and many EDI resources are available at the University’s EDI hub and in its EDI Strategic Delivery Plan.

We recognise that there is always more that can be done.  If you have any further thoughts or feedback, please do get in touch with one of our EDI coordinators:

  • Katarina Schwarz, Rights Lab Associate Director (Law and Policy Programme) and Assistant Professor of Antislavery Law and Policy

  • Ben Brewster, Rights Lab Lead in Technology and Exploitation and Assistant Professor in Information Systems





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